If the bylines seem a little inconsistent on /Film over the next few days, that’s because Peter Sciretta, Angie Han, Ethan Anderton, and Jack Giroux are all en route to San Diego Comic-Con, where they’ll be covering every must-see panel and event firsthand and reporting their findings straight back to you. Maybe you’re also heading there. If so, have fun! If not, welcome to the club! We can attempt to enjoy the festivities from a safe distance.
Although things don’t really kick off until Thursday, let’s get things started with a look at some of the cool stuff Mondo will have for sale at their booth this year. If you’re in the market for posters and vinyl centered around Star Wars, the Marvel universe, and Pixar characters, you’re in luck.
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Paramount Pictures has again teamed up with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery 1988 to create a series of collectible posters for their latest film, Star Trek Beyond. The six Star Trek Beyond collector’s posters, created by Jeffrey Everett and Matt Taylor, will be given away this weekend as opening weekend giveaways at Star Trek Beyond 3D screenings in participating locations. Hit the jump to check out a first look at these exclusive Star Trek Beyond collector’s posters and find out which theaters you can see the movie at for a chance to take one of these home.
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Last year, Netflix came up with some strange technological innovations such as a real Netflix and chill button and toasty socks that pause whatever you’re watching if you fall asleep. Sadly, they didn’t sell these items, but they provided detailed instructions for the more engineering savvy users out there to craft themselves. But now they’ve finally delivered something we can all use very easily.
Netflix has announced a new feature called Flixtape. Inspired by the mixtapes that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s before burning CDs and creating MP3 playlists was ever possible, the new Flixtape feature allows users to create their own custom playlist of TV shows so you can finally get your friend on the same page as you. Find out more about the Netflix Flixtape feature after the jump. Read More »
In the technology world, a lot more attention is being paid to virtual reality, and some of the biggest franchises from film, television, comics and more are starting to take advantage of it. Perhaps one of the most anticipated uses of VR technology is coming with Industrial Light & Magic’s ILMxLAB projects that will be bringing franchises like Star Wars into your living room with VR technology. And today, Lucasfilm announced some cool news regarding Star Wars VR projects.
First of all, screenwriter David Goyer is teaming up with ILMxLAB for a new project that will focus on a certain iconic Sith Lord, and the company’s Trials on Tatooine VR experience will be available to try for free starting next week. Get details on both of the Star Wars VR announcements after the jump. Read More »
The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
Disney has a new batch of Sketchbook Ornaments for movies like The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland while LEGO has unveiled their official Adventure Time set. Nintendo has a new mini classic edition of their original system coming with 30 games pre-loaded on it and Nickelodeon has a new subscription box that will be debuting at Comic-Con. There are also new figures for Predator, Frozen, Star Wars Rebels and much more.
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If you’re a record collector and you love the music of Pixar Animation films, then you may have already realized the disappointing fact that Michael Giacchino‘s score for Inside Out is not available on vinyl. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like there’s a release of the full score on vinyl in the future, but the folks at Mondo have a collectible 7″ record series that will be available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con with album artwork by Phantom City Creative.
However, if you’re unable to be at Comic-Con next week, there will be a chance to get your hands on prints of the album artwork inspired by some real life album covers such as Isaac Hayes’ Joy, Hole’s Live Through This, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream. Get the details on the Inside Out vinyl records and album artwork after the jump. Read More »
Over a week ago, there were rumblings of some new MoviePass subscription plans being tested with the subscription service’s CEO Mitch Lower looking to offer a variety of pricing options with an eye towards even offering a plan as low as $20. Now Movie Pass has officially announced their new pricing plans, and the lowest plan actually comes in at $15, but there are some specifics that will change how much you’ll end up paying for the subscription you want.
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Just in time for Star Wars Celebration this weekend, our friends at the Bottleneck Gallery in conjunction with ACME Archives is releasing 3 new Star Wars prints. A BB-8 focused print by Chris Skinner called “Finn’s Buddy” and Mark Englert‘s tribute to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in two variants. Hit the jump to check out the new Force Awakens prints and find out how you can buy one.
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If you’re a fan of LEGO and Disney, then you’ll probably want to start saving your money for a massive set that will bring the magic of Walt Disney World to your collectible shelf.
LEGO has just announced the arrival of a new official set that recreates Cinderella‘s iconic castle out of 4,080 LEGO pieces. If you can’t think in your head what Cinderella’s castle looks like, it’s the one that you can see from pretty much anywhere in Walt Disney World, but not the one that you see in the Disney logo that plays before movies. What’s cool is that even though this is Cinderella’s castle, it’s chock full of Disney easter eggs.
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